I’m so low at the minute and just want answers which don’t seem to be happening any time soon.
I was originally diagnosed with herniated discs due to aching leg, numb foot symptoms but after 2 months of treatment and a clear MRI I found myself very unexpectedly in the neurology clinic. I have developed further symptoms of severe back pain and bladder retention for about a week and now, well, nothing. It’s all pretty much gone apart from the odd twinge and I am sat here paranoid and worried to death!
The neurologist I saw said my weakness was very much improved to what he was expecting from my doctors referral and my exam was OK apart from finding a mild relative afferent pupillary defect in my left eye. I’ve not had optic neuritis(that I’m aware of)but I have seen an optician twice this year for intermittent blurred vision.
I have now seen the neuro-opthamologist who said I have very mild damage and slight thinning of the optic nerve. I have no idea what this means even after trying to Google! I am now waiting for Visual Evoked potential tests.
I had a brain MRI a few weeks ago and have rung for the results only to be told my neurologist has said he won’t report on it until he has the VEP tests so he has a clear picture of what’s been happening. I;m gutted! I just want to know if the MRI is normal or not, and I don’t even have an appointment for the VEP test yet.
I’m very down and don’t know what all of this means.
Thanks for reading x